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Emily Swope, Executive Editor for Social Media

Emily Swope is a prospective English and women's, gender, and sexuality studies major from Morris Plains, New Jersey. She is an executive editor for social media and previously served as a social media editor and features staff writer.

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Julian Sachs ’89 strives to mitigate climate change through Banyu Carbon technology

Julian Sachs ’89 strives to mitigate climate change through Banyu Carbon technology

Emily Swope February 14, 2024
Julian Sachs ’89 hopes to offer potential solutions for the future of carbon capture. In 2022, Sachs patented a technology called Banyu Carbon that uses sunlight and seawater to produce a chemical reaction that releases carbon dioxide.
“The Mountains” pays tribute to the College’s natural environment. (Luke Chinman/The Williams Record)

‘The Mountains’: The College’s treasured — and sometimes forgotten — school song

Emily Swope May 10, 2023
Most current students at the College know “The Mountains” as the song that is played on the campus bells to announce the glorious start of Mountain Day. But beyond its annual appearance on campus, the tune has a long and treasured history, and has served as an important source of connection for many alums over the years.
Students prepare for a WOOLF trip in 1979 — one of the first trips after the program’s founding two years earlier. Photo courtesy of The Williams Record.

‘A different way of getting to know people’: Founders recount the beginnings of WOOLF

Emily Swope and Catherine Debenham December 7, 2022
An unsatisfactory orientation experience as a first-year student that led Laschever to imagine a different start for first-years at the College. In his senior year, he helped establish Williams Outdoor Orientation For Living as First-years (WOOLF), which is now a four-day wilderness adventure orientation program, alongside a group of students two years below him.
QSU, nonbinary students react to new gender-neutral bathrooms on campus, call for more trans inclusion

QSU, nonbinary students react to new gender-neutral bathrooms on campus, call for more trans inclusion

Luke Chinman and Emily Swope November 16, 2022
As a result of conversations with Queer Student Union last year, the College has changed the designation of some bathrooms on campus from gendered to gender-neutral.
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